Archive for the ‘Leica’ Category

Beautifully Wrong

February 14, 2019
It does look Barnack-ish!

It does look Barnack-ish!

First impressions on a new, old lens.

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

It comes with a historically correct, humongous hood that I will keep in the presentation box in expectation of appreciation. The lens is deeply recessed into it’s pancake housing, anyway.
Leica did something left-of-center with this lens. It is a reissue of a fifties screw mount lens, this time with coated lenses, M bayonet, 6-bit-coding and slight updates in the engravings. The optical formula they left alone! So it renders like it’s 1955!

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6


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An Experimental Platform

January 26, 2019
Canon FD f/1.2 85 mm and Visoflex (Type 020) fitted

Canon FD f/1.2 85 mm and Visoflex (Type 020) fitted

Putting a Visoflex electronic viewfinder on a Leica M10-D seems nonsensical.
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Bag Snobbery

January 25, 2019

The Leica “Systemtasche” by Oberwerth

The times they are a’changing. In these gender-fluid times, a man can get excited about a leather bag. By all means! So I did.
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Wide and Shallow

January 20, 2019
Fresh truffles

Fresh truffles

Took a beginner’s workshop in Leica M photography at the Nuremberg Leica Shop yesterday.
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More about Less

January 17, 2019
Different sisters, one surplus lever

Different sisters, one surplus lever

The first days with the new Leica M10-D are strange and full of new experiences. In use, the camera feels positively small.
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Test Drive

January 12, 2019

Rain dawns on the “Leica World” in Wetzlar.

As soon as they open, I scamper through the precipitation from the hotel to the Leica Store. A dash of 30 meters. The salesperson offers to loan me a Leica M10-D for a few hours to test this unique digital rangefinder camera. (more…)

Visiting the Trees

November 24, 2018

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Took a walk yesterday morning to see some friends:
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An Old Photographer and a New Store

November 16, 2018
Three photographers and a minder

Three photographers and a minder

Yesterday evening, I was at an event at the Leica headquarters in Wetzlar. Jürgen Schadeberg was inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame and a new Leica flagship store was opened. Here’s a series of photos I took with the M Monochrom as the proceedings unfolded:
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I Screwed Up

October 27, 2018
Choosing from a menu

Choosing from a menu

Just coming back from a day trip to Hamburg with my father. We had (more…)

Amateurs imitate, Pros copy

September 15, 2018
Two Vaders. No reflections in the shop window pane because of off-camera flash.

Two Vaders. No reflections in the shop window pane because of off-camera flash.

A little birdie at Leica told me something. (more…)